Patrick Kavanagh

In Memory Of My Mother
By Patrick Kavanagh

I do not think of you lying in the wet clay
Of a Monaghan graveyard; I see
You walking down a lane among the poplars
On your way to the station, or happily

Going to second Mass on a summer Sunday -
You meet me and you say
'Don't forget to see about the cattle
Among your earthiest words the angels stray.

And I ...

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were printed by the Dundalk Democrat and Weekly Independent
* He married Katherine Barry Moloney in April 1967 and lived with her in Waterloo Road, Dublin.
* He died on 30 November the same year in Dublin. In 2000 the Irish Times surveyed 'the nation's favourite poems' and ten of Kavanagh's poems were in the first fifty.
* His poem 'Raglan Road', written to be sung, was performed by the folk group, The Dubliners, and remains very popular.
* With his brother Peter and financed by him, Patrick edited a paper.
* A long poem, perhaps his best, The Great Hunger, appeared in the London-based Horizon in 1942
* An autobiography, The Green Fool appeared in1938 but was withdrawn after a libel threat from Oliver Gogarty.
* Another fine long poem, Lough Derg, was written the same year though not published until ...

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